;D1L; : 15* : 'i i in* Matt plays a long shot to settle a fight between feuding cow hands! This is a Tijjerhorse Tigerhorse is fierce as a tiger if anybody tries to take his Kraft Caramels because they're so chewy and good. And he whinnies like a horse because he always wants more . Kraft makes Caramels like Kraft makes CE CARAMELS! everything and that's good ! ,,: Hall, NTIC-TV. Wrdatsday mghU GUNSMOKE mmmmm W. SO I'LL TAKE... H ...no, you ij _ OONT.' M ! «/<-■ i# ■ .... ^^^^P^^^H S OF kUURESS mould H , trt ililcll) rot bids en. distrttwllon qI tnit EVERY BAR R HAND IS WATCHING, MAR5HAI AND THEY'RE GOING TO SEE , YOU GET CUT DOWN TO SIZE/ Once the lights go out no one knows who he is HrrriNG, and quicklv the wen bolt for the poor... H|W ^gW THE PARTY'S OVER/ CLIMB ON YOUR 1 ■n HORSES AND MAKE FOR CAMP/ ^^H B^TjSn En ^'^^Jkr^^^^^^miim VmF*^V V & -^^Wmri ■ *^SSAJ ' ''] ewi MfM\ ^%^:\n4 lvJH YOU'RE PLAYING WADE'S HAND FOR HIM/ HE' WANTS MY JOB/ BEING RAMROD PAVS A PAT SONUS OHCE YOU GET THE STEERS TO THE RAIL LIME IIP NORTH,' HIS WAY OF GETTING <W -JOB IS BY MAKING THE MEN ADMIRE HIM BECAUSE HE „ GIVE5 'BfA A GOOD TIME/ UNDERMINING MY /^ AUTHORITY IS ASKING WADE TO TEAR THIS ^^M TOWN APART AT THE SEAMS/^ ici I W WHOOP/ ^H P^Stai Stew L hWoop - / m k i.*iHfc s£ In ffi^ 18113^ ^=^JBT^_*i, <l ^- ■-.-:•'■" Minutes later, as matt dillon rmallv tracks down the bar r crew... HOLD IT, BOYS.' TEX IS COVER. VOU.' LINE UP AND TO YOUR HORSES/ YC HEADING FOR C MARSHAL, WHY DON'T YOU ARREST flier J I HAD A MITE TOO MUCH LIQUID REFRESHMENT.' I COULD USE A iOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP IN THE LOCAL COOLER/ THEN WADE STAGfcERS TOWARD MATT DILLON, LURCHING WOBBUNGLY FOR HIM, WHEW SUDDENLY, HIS HAND STREWJ FOR MATT'S SUN ... &L % fe Ife i nB m 1 As MATT DlUOH AND WADE GRAPPLE, UPSETTING THE RAG-FILLED BUCKET, THE CURTAINS CATCH FIRE AND AS THE BLAZES SPREADS... TEX, TAKE YOUR TRAIL HANDS OUT OF DODGE TAME THEM OR NEXT TIME THEY CUT : HERE, THEY'LL SPEND THIRTY DAYS r Ml BUT I CAN'T TEAR MY- SELF AWAY FROM 7W/S ^ £^)r^ LOVABLE FELLOW, SO 5 HE'LL COME TO JAIL X___, WITH ME.' ^&gff\fj.<$': ■^f/^B/5^ ih *<-> ' :. ^^Hf/jAnB'!!/ 'Vl .'■. ■■ j^Klffl JjR^-jBl 1 vfk %-Ws*l'F m ti. '^^V> \ (S^Hl »■■%" ^Vfim. wBk --Mf OUR BIS HERD SPOOKY/ I'M GOING TO NEED EYEW LAST TRAIL HAND TO KEEP THE BEEF FROM ") STAMPEDING.' AND THAT MEANS, I WANT WAPEi J As WADE DIRECTS, HE HAS THE MEN RIDE AFTER THE STEERS THAT TRY TO BREAK FRCW\ THE MAIM HERO. BUT SHORTLY AFTER... r— 7 r- 5 1 / CORRAL \ TTING J J THAT , l / J-*-, -"' V STEER/ /, StN& TO 'EM? MAKE IT A FAREWELL SON© TO VOUR PAY, SOYS.' THAT SINSING'U DRIVE 'EM CLEAR BACK TO TEXAS. 1 Birr with sad songs and guitar notes floating ACROSS THE PLAINS, THE RESTLESS HERD SOON BEDS DOWN DESPITE THE FLASHES OF HEAT LIGHTNING... And afts? finishing his shopping for supplies, tex ander5 returns to the marshal's office for his gun. I LEARNED I DON'T NEED A WHY THE \ GUN FOR AUTHORITY/ THE MEN CHANGE, / HAD TO CHOOSE WHO THEY WANTED TEX? / FOR RAMROD---WADE OR ME.' THEY DECIDED THE MAN WHO KNEW HOW TO HANDLE BEEF ON THE HOOF WA5 MORE * IMPORTANT THAN THE FELLOW WHO COULD PAINT THE TOWN RED,' THEIR WAGES DEPEND .OX GETTING THOSE STEERS NORTH— NOT ON CUT- »TING CAPERS' DODGE CITY DAYS urn r \a f IE PC 'ILL J A C 11/ L^ HANK, DOWT \ A FAT LOT OF SOOD THAT'LL DRAW OR THE DO HIM.' HE HASN'T EVEN GOT MARSHAL WILL / A COOLER TO PUT ME IN/ ARREST YOU/ t0>,JM WHEN DODGE C\TY WAS FIRST FOUNDED, NO ONE BOTHERED TO'SUILD A JAIL.' 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An hour later, the calmed man emerged from But even with a jail for discouragement, some what was to serve as dodge city's rr5t citizens of dodge city couldn't avoid taking an jail--- a well/ p , overdose of chain lightning/ one was tad thorne, _ . a lawyer, whose tongue was loosened by liquids.,. NOW LET ME TELL YOU \ WHAT THE WIDOW BROWN I TOLD ME ABOUT HER A cousin--- y\ TAD, EASE OFF.'' WHAT SHE SAID WAS PRIVATE INFORMATION/ Wiffi fc^'' J^2\ ^^^^ ! 'fk^ ; /t|3hB™ ■ti^r^? JI f^fe /h$t^ i'U^m^- adJs^-^fsaJilB The cure began when tad thorne finally fell asleep in a chair/ they carted him off to am unusual place for a temporary rest— the local funeral parlor./ H0UR5 LATER, IN A CANDLELIT ROOM, TAD TXORNE'S £YE5 FOCUSED ON A BEWILDERING SIGHT... With a frightened leap, thorne vaulted our op THE COFFIN/ ON ITS SIDE, HE READ AN ASTOUNDING SIGH. At the top of the ridge Burke Boren and Sig Fents reined in and looked backward across the barren hills. "He's still trailing us," said Sig, scratch- ing his bearded face, worriedly. "I don't like this, Boren." "Nothing to worry about," said Boren, squinting to focus on the dtstanl figure of a rider. "No Injun lawman scares me." "Well I'm worried," came the reply. "This is Indian land. We're wonted men here. After those hundred horses we rus- tled in this territory lost year, those Red- skins will be after our scalps." "Just the same we're safer rustling In Injun country than outside of it," said Burke. "If a white posse nabbed us we'd be strung up without a trial. But an Injun lawman would have to turn us over to the Reservation Authorities — if he could catch u 5 . " ne grinned contemptuously at the dis- tant figure of the rider. "But don't fret yourself," he continued. "Now lhat we know he's troiting us we can turn the tables on him," "You've got something there, Boren. If we can get that Injun out of the way, round- ing up another herd of Redskin horses will be a cinch." Back on the trail Sergeant Tommy Blacksnake of the Indian Police watched the distant ridge. Boren and Fenis had been spotted the day they entered the res- ervation. The Indian horses they had rus- tled the year before had not been forgot- ten. Well remembered, too, was the loss of face suffered by Tommy and his fellows of the Indian Police. But those two horse thieves would not escape this time. Tommy stared at his dis- tant quarry. He knew he had been seen but that was oil right with Tommy. It was all part of his plan. And hours later, when the trail led into a narrow ravine between two huge boul- ders — a perfect spot for an ambush — Tommy grinned. For this was all part of his plan loo. Hidden on top of those boulders were Ihe two horse thieves. Tommy knew they were waiting for him, ready to spring their trap as his horse moved between the rocks. Even now he couid see their lurking shad- ows stirring in the strong sunlight that lit up the trail before him. With a grin Tommy dug heels into his horse and sent if gallop- ing into the ambush. Up on the rocks the waiting rustlers heard the pony come tearing up the trail. Then, suddenly, as the horse came be- tween them they leaped. Only too late did they realize that the pony's saddle was empty. But by that time Boren and Fenis had tumbled to the dusty trail between the two boulders. "Where's that blasted Injun?" said Boren, looking after Tommy's horse. The answer came from behind him. "Right here!" It was Tommy Blacksnake! He stood there with a rifle in his hand. Sig turned on Boren snarling. "So you were going to trap the Injun, eh? I warned you — " Tommy grinned. "Injun see trap! Send horse into ambush. But Injun rider go round back way and trap trappers. "Rustler smart, but Injun lawman smarter," he concluded. And as Boren and Fenis were herded down the trail they knew he had them there. artmmr. int. » ttETEM muni* » utKo to. GUNSMOKE m^mm NOW SIMMER DOWN/ YOUR FARES ARE PAID TO DODGE C\Ty> YOU'RE 60INGSTRAIGHT THERE, LIKE IT OR NOT.' SOON ... [~ U 7 ' ' - - ..... f ■ ( KECP pushing! ) C' ., if^"^i 'sffis^S ^^•i- 1 ^^ m ' . ^ [jtSfe^p--:? 'o^pe 9^H^ ■ '/^SURE, MARSHAL.' BUT THERE'S i_^ ".; ' / PLENTY OF TJME BETWEEN HERE N AND DOPSE CITY-- AMD SOMEWHERE I \ ALONG THE WAY, WE'RE PULLING OUT,' J But finally exhaustion wins out and matt pillon dozes ... A KID!-- COME ON IN, SON/ ^ ^ "3 ry2^* .■■■■ ,. #181 "& ■ im -i *• jFi •^drKm1= f *- iff gMlAVV fif i i I'VE A PRI5QNER TO WATCH AND THERE A MURDERER ON THE LOOSE OUTSIPE TIE OUR WRISTS/ W SURE, MATT. THEM JOHNNY CM J== LEAP THE WAY TO HIS MOM.' Soon. THIS WAY, 1 MARSHAL .V^H KEEP GOING, SON.' "] WE'RE RIGHT .^^ BEHIND YOU .MM ffll ^^u ^^P*^ u "V ^A ■ « ,\ijj>| :Q ■ ti ;1W DON'T.' JUST LEAVE HIM ) OKAY, SUTTON, \ THERE.' THE BLIZZARD j> L! WILL SET RID OF HIAA QUICK ENOUGH.' 50OM.. I WAS PLAYED FOR A | JOHNNY^HE'S A FINE FOOL-.' THE BOY LED /YOUN6 0OY-' HE ME INTO A TRAP' /WOULDN'T DOATBING- LIKE THAT.' /MAYBE HE WAS FORCED TO DO IT/ CANTON MAY HAVE CAPTURED HIS FOLKSf AND THREATENED TH£M UNLESS JOHNNY PID AS HE WAS ORDERED ' ._ yes/anp as soon as J without a gun? in Z THAW OUT A BIT, /THIS BUZZARD? MATT, THAT'S WHERE I'M HEAPIN&: But minutes later, a determine? matt dillon shuffles on through the peep snow and bitter cold., STOP ACTING tOCO.' DILLON'S y^^^ FROZEN TO DEATH By -^jjijj NOW/ COME IN AND F>~3WKfi CLOSE THE DOOR/ Jf&tk 5*29 ■u :■ _a^_: R4^bE A6 HI5 FINGERS BECOME NUMB AND HIS BODY WORKS ONLY SLUGGISHLY, AS HE FREBZES, /VtATT DILLON FINDS A PLANK BEHIND THE HOUSE AND PAINFULLY DRAGS IT ON... 7 ° »■- o fiuE HSfT" whik m Mfc^y HOLD IT* ONE MOVE \ „ ^Atk KHPf AMD THE SNOW UNDER MR ^B^fj§t~\ vou WILL TURN RED^#P%"jjT Kfe^S^T ri K mKyV&\HSS L^jthsiikilLfli 70e^£fM Wr^F-.'i ^-^■iHHHHB ^^■^^^^fc*^^*^W Minutes later JOHNNY HAD \ OF COURSE..' EVERYTHING IS AU- TO OBEY HIM, / RIGHT NOW.' 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